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Philippians 4:19

19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

 

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

 

 

Psalm 34:10

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;

But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

 

 

Psalm 37:25

25 I have been young, and now am old;

Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,

Nor his descendants begging bread.

 

 

The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23:1

1 The Lord is my shepherd;

I shall not want [Hebrew - “lack”]. 

 

 

Psalm 84:11

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

The Lord will give grace and glory;

No good thing will He withhold

From those who walk uprightly.

 

 

Proverbs 28:27

27 He who gives to the poor will not lack,

But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.

 

 

Proverbs 11:24-25

24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more;

And there is one who withholds more than is right,

But it leads to poverty.

25 The generous soul will be made rich,

And he who waters will also be watered himself.

 

 

 

Give and It Shall Be Given to You

Luke 6:38

37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

 

 

 

Sowing and Reaping Go Together

2 Corinthians 9:6-7

But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 

 

 

 

Blessings in the Old Testament

Genesis 24:35

35 The Lord has blessed my master [Abraham] greatly, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.

 

 

Genesis 26:12-16

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. 

13 The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; 14 for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him. 

And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.”

 

 

 

God Even Blessed Those We Serve!

Genesis 30:27

27 And Laban said to him, “Please stay, if I have found favour in your [Jacob’s] eyes, for I have learned by experience that the Lord has blessed me for your sake.”

 

 

Genesis 39:3-5

And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favour in his sight…

So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field.

 

 

 

We Are Blessed to Be a Blessing

Genesis 12:2

I will make you [Abraham] a great nation;

I will bless you

And make your name great;

And you shall be a blessing.

 

 

 

Abraham's Blessings On the Gentiles Through Christ

Galatians 3:13-14

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

 

 

2 Corinthians 1:20

20 For all the promises of God in Him [Christ] are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

 

 

 

Seek the Kingdom First and ‘Things’ Are Added

Matthew 6:31-33

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

 

 

 

Solomon’s Priority

2 Chronicles 1:11-12

11 Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honour or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king— 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honour, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.”

 

 

 

Reason for Jehoshaphat’s Success

2 Chronicles 17:3-6

Now the Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the former ways of his father David; he did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not according to the acts of Israel. Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah gave presents to Jehoshaphat, and he had riches

and honour in abundance. And his heart took delight in the ways of the Lord…

 

 

 

Hezekiah’s Wealth and Honour

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

27 Hezekiah had very great riches and honour. And he made himself treasuries for silver, for gold, for precious stones, for spices, for shields, and for all kinds of desirable items; 28 storehouses for the harvest of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of livestock, and folds for flocks.29 Moreover he provided cities for himself, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance; for God had given him very much property.

 

 

2 Chronicles 26:5

He [King Uzziah] sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

 

 

 

Don't Worry! We Have a Wonderful Heavenly Father!

Matthew 6:25-30

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

 

 

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

 

 

1 Peter 5:6-7

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

 

 

1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

 

 

Go to God in Prayer

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

 

 

God’s Unlimited Greatness!

1 Chronicles 29:11-12

11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness,

The power and the glory,

The victory and the majesty;

 

For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;

Yours is the kingdom, O Lord,

And You are exalted as head over all.

 

12 Both riches and honour come from You,

And You reign over all.

In Your hand is power and might;

In Your hand it is to make great

And to give strength to all.

 

 

 

God’s Whole-hearted Commitment to Us!

Romans 8:32

32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

 

 

 

God’s Goodness

Matthew 7:11

11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

 

 

 

Instruction to the Rich

1 Timothy 6:17

17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

 

 

 

Trust in God

Psalm 52:6-7

The righteous also shall see [the destruction of the wicked] 

and fear, And shall laugh at him, saying,

“Here is the man who did not make God his strength,

But trusted in the abundance of his riches,

And strengthened himself in his wickedness.”

 

 

Psalm 40:4

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,

And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

 

 

 

Prosperity is Good, Don't Abuse It

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.

 

 

Psalm 35:27

27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

 

 

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

 

 

We Are to be Good Stewards, Not Fools

Proverbs 1:32

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the 

prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

 

Strength and Refreshing

 

Ephesians 6:10

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

 

 

Philippians 4:13

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

 

 

Isaiah 40:28-31

28 Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The everlasting God, the Lord,

The Creator of the ends of the earth,

Neither faints nor is weary.

 

His understanding is unsearchable.

29 He gives power to the weak,

And to those who have no might He increases strength.

 

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary,

And the young men shall utterly fall,

31 But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

 

 

Exodus 15:2

The Lord is my strength and song,

And He has become my salvation;

He is my God, and I will praise Him;

My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

 

 

Caleb’s Declaration at 80yrs

Joshua 14:11

11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.

 

 

God Is My Strength!

2 Samuel 22:3-4

The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;

My shield and the horn of my salvation,

My stronghold and my refuge;

My Saviour, You save me from violence.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;

So shall I be saved from my enemies.

 

 

2 Samuel 22:33

33 God is my strength and power,

And He makes my way perfect.

 

 

Psalm 18:1-3 

I will love You, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;

My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;

So shall I be saved from my enemies.

 

 

David’s Strength Is Our Strength!

Psalm 18:28-36

28 For You will light my lamp;

The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

29 For by You I can run against a troop,

By my God I can leap over a wall.

 

30 As for God, His way is perfect;

The word of the Lord is proven;

He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

31 For who is God, except the Lord?

And who is a rock, except our God?

 

32 It is God who arms me with strength,

And makes my way perfect.

33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,

And sets me on my high places.

 

34 He teaches my hands to make war,

So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

 

35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;

Your right hand has held me up,

Your gentleness has made me great.

36 You enlarged my path under me,

So my feet did not slip.

 

 

 

Joy from the Lord Is Your Strength!

Nehemiah 8:10

10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

 

 

Psalm 138:3

In the day when I cried out, You answered me,

And made me bold with strength in my soul.

 

 

Isaiah 41:10

10 Fear not, for I am with you;

Be not dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you,

Yes, I will help you,

I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

 

 

Lamentations 3:18-26

18 And I said, “My strength and my hope

Have perished from the Lord.”

19 Remembering my affliction and roaming,

The wormwood and the gall.

20 My soul still remembers

And sinks within me.

21 This I recall to my mind,

Therefore I have hope.

22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,

Because His compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness!

24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“Therefore I hope in Him!”

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,

To the soul who seeks Him.

26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly

For the salvation of the Lord.

 

 

 

His Grace* Is Sufficient! * God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong!

 

 

Faith Overcomes the World

1 John 5:4-5

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

 

Greater Is He!

1 John 4:4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

 

 

Understanding the Hope, Riches and the

Exceeding Greatness of His Power Available To Us!

Ephesians 1:15-23

15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 

19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 

21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

 

 

Times of Refreshing! 

Acts 3:19

19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,”

 

 

Exodus 33:14

14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

 

 

“Come Unto Me!” Jesus Said

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

 

 

Be Still and Know

Psalm 46:10

10 Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!

 

 

Quietness and Confidence!

Isaiah 30:15

15 For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:

“In returning and rest you shall be saved;

In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

 

 

Quietness and Assurance

Isaiah 32:17-18

17 The work of righteousness will be peace,

And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,

In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places,

 

 

A Peaceful Sleep

Psalm 4:8

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;

For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

 

 

Jesus’ Peace!

John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

 

Peace In the Storm

John 16:33

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you willhave tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

 

 

Peace With God!

Romans 5:1-9

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

 

 

Peace Which Surpasses Understanding

Philippians 4:6-8

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

 

Meditate on These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

 

 

Joy and Peace By Believing God!

Romans 15:13

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

Family Salvation

 

 

and Promises for the Family

 

 

Genesis 33:5 

Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. “Who are these with you?” he asked.  Jacob answered, “They are the children God has graciously given your servant.”

 

Exodus 20:12

“Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

 

Joshua 24:15

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

 

Psalm 103:17

But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.

 

Psalm 127:3-5

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from Him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.  They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

 

Psalm 128:3

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

 

2 Chronicles 20:13

All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.

 

Proverbs 1:8

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

 

Proverbs 12:7

The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.

 

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

 

Proverbs 22:6

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

 

Isaiah 54:13

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

 

Proverbs 31:28-29 

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”

 

Acts 10:2 

He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

 

Romans 8:16-17 

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

 

Romans 8:22-23 

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

 

Romans 9:4

…the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.

 

Galatians 4:4-7 

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.  Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,Father.”  So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

 

Ephesians 1:3-6 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

 

Ephesians 3:14-15 

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

 

Ephesians 6:1-2 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honour your father and mother”, which is the first commandment with a promise, that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.

 

Ephesians 6:4

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

 

Colossians 3:18-20

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.  Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.   Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

 

1 Timothy 3:2-5

Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?

 

1 Timothy 5:8

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

 

Genesis 18:17-19

The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”

 

Genesis 21:1-3

The LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore him, Isaac.

 

Genesis 25:19-20

These are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham fathered Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban the Aramean, to be his wife.

 

Genesis 30:22-24

Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb. She conceived and bore a son and said, “God has taken away my reproach.” And she called his name Joseph, saying, “May the LORD add to me another son!”

 

Blessings of Children

 

Genesis 33:5

And when Esau lifted up his eyes and saw the women and children, he said, “Who are these with you?” Jacob said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.”

 

Exodus 1:1-7

These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. All the descendants of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt. Then Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation.  But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.

 

1 Samuel 1:5,19-20

But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb …They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, “I have asked for him from the LORD.”

 

Psalms 127:3-5

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

 

Proverbs 31:28-29

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”

 

A Child of Promise Prophesied and Born

 

Genesis 49:10

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to him; and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

 

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

 

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

 

Matthew 1:16

… and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

 

Luke 2:6-7

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

 

A Promise of Adoption into the Family

 

Ezekiel 47:22

You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the sojourners who reside among you and have had children among you. They shall be to you as native-born children of Israel. With you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.

 

Romans 8:16-17

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

 

Romans 8:22-23

For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

 

Galatians 4:4-7

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,  to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”  So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

 

Ephesians 1:3-6

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

 

Christian Quotes About Family

 

“The same Jesus Who turned water into wine can transform your home, your life, your family, and your future. He is still in the miracle-working business, and His business is the business of transformation.”  ~ Adrian Rogers

 

“The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptised into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body.”  ~Charles Hodge

 

“A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.”  ~ Chuck Swindoll

 

“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.”  ~ D. L. Moody

 

“Family education and order are some of the chief means of grace; if these are duly maintained, all the means of grace are likely to prosper and become effectual.”  ~ Jonathan Edwards

 

Proverbs 22:6
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. (NLT)

 

Psalm 127:3-5
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates. (NLT)

 

Psalm 128:3
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. (ESV)

 

Acts 18:8
Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, and everyone in his household believed in the Lord. Many others in Corinth also heard Paul, became believers, and were baptised. (NLT)

 

Romans 8:15
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!” (ESV)

 

Romans 9:4
They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God's adopted children. God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave them his law. He gave them the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises. (NLT)

 

Ephesians 1:5
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (NLT)

 

Ephesians 2:19
So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God's holy people. You are members of God's family. (NLT)

 

Ephesians 3:14-15
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named ... (ESV)

 

Ephesians 6:1–2
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honour your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise) ... (ESV)

 

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not provoke your children to angerby the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord. (NLT)

 

Colossians 3:20
Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. (NLT)

 

1 Timothy 3:2-5
So an elder must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome, and not love money. He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God's church? (NLT)

 

1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (NASB)

 

Isaiah 54:13 

All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

 

 

Colossians 3:21 

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

 

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

 

 

Teaching Children Bible Verses

 

Deuteronomy 4:9  

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—

 

 

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

 

 

2 Timothy 1:5 

I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

 

 

2 Timothy 3:14-15 

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

 

 

Bible Verses About the Discipline of Children

 

Proverbs 13:24 

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

 

 

Proverbs 23:13-14 

Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, 

you will save his soul from Sheol.

 

 

Proverbs 29:15 

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother

 

 

Proverbs 29:17 

Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.

 

 

Ephesians 6:4 

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

 

 

 

Children are ‘A Blessing From God’ Bible Scriptures

 

Psalm 113:9 

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.Praise the LORD!

 

 

Psalm 127:3-5  

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

 

 

Psalm 139:13-16  

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

 

 

John 16:21 

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

 

 

James 1:17 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

 

 

 

Famous Children In the Bible

  • Moses

 

Exodus 2:10 

When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water."

  • David

 

1 Samuel 17:33-37 

And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.” And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go,and the LORD be with you!”

  • Josiah

 

2 Chronicles 34:1-3 

Josiah was eight years old when he began to

reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father; and he did not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet a boy, he began to seek the God of David his father, and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, and the carved and the metal images.

  • Jesus

 

Luke 2:42-50 

And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, but supposing him to be in the group they went a day’s journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.

Who You Are in Christ

 

What You Used To Be

 

Lost (Luke 19:10)

A sinner (Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 3:23; 5:8)

A child of the devil (John 8:41-44)

Already condemned (John 3:18)

 

 

Where You Used To Be

 

In the dark (Acts 26:14-18)

Under the dominion of Satan (Colossians 1:12-14)

Far off the covenants of promise (Ephesians 2:11-13)

Under the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)

Under the curse of the law (Galatians 3:10)

 

 

What You Used to Have

 

Guilt (James 2:10)

No hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

No glory (Romans 3:23; Hosea 4:7)

 

 

What Jesus Has Done

 

He left the glory and became a man (Philippians 2:5-7; 1 Timothy 1:15)

He suffered and died (Philippians 2:8-10)

He went to hades/hell (Acts 2:31-32, Ephesians 4:9)

He rose again (Revelation 1:10-18)

He ascended to the right hand of Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:3, 8:1, 1 Peter 3:22)

Became the Saviour to all who call upon Him (Romans 10:12-13)

 

 

What Jesus is Doing Now

 

He serves as our high priest (Hebrews 9:11; 4:14; 3:1)

He serves as a continual reminder of our redemption in heaven (Revelation 5:6)

He makes intercession for us (Hebrews 7:24-26)

He is the mediator of the new and better New Covenant (Hebrews 8:6; 12:24)

 

 

Who You Are in Christ

 

Risen with Christ and seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:1-6)

You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Washed, sanctified, justified (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

You are the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)

You are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:35-37)

You are His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)

You are chosen (Ephesians 1:4)

You are an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ (Romans 8:17; Galatians 4:7)

Members of His body (Ephesians 5:30)

 

 

Where You Are in Christ

 

In the light (Acts 26:14-18)

In the Kingdom of His dear Son (Colossians 1:12-14)

Not under the curse (Galatians 3:13)

Not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14)

Hidden in God (Colossians 3:1-3)

Accepted in the Beloved (Christ)

Seated with Him in Heavenly Places (Ephesians 2:5-7)

 

 

What You Have in Christ

 

Salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:8-10)

Redemption and forgiveness (Colossians 1:12-14)

The earnest of your inheritance, the Spirit (Ephesians1:14,15; 2 Corinthians 5:5; Titus 3:5,6)

A glorious inheritance that doesn’t fade away (1 Peter 1:3-4)

No condemnation (Romans 8:1)

Freedom (Romans 8:2)

Liberty (Galatians 5:1)

Healing power (2 Timothy 1:7; Mark 16:17 18; Luke 5:17; Acts 3:1-8)

All spiritual blessings in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3)

All things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3)

An undefiled inheritance (1 Peter 1:3,4)

Exceeding great and precious promises (2 Peter 1:2-4)

The ability to do all things (Philippians 4:13)

 

 

What You Are Called in Christ

 

Righteousness (2 Corinthians 6:14)

Light (2 Corinthians 6:14)

Salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)

Light of the world (Matthew 5:14)

A city set on a hill (Matthew 5:14)

Christ (2 Corinthians 6:15)

The Temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 6:16)

Child of God (Romans 8:15)

Children of Light (Luke 16:8; Ephesians 5:8)

Children of the Kingdom (Matthew 13:38)

Children of the Resurrection (Luke 20:36)

Sons of God (John 1:12, Romans 8:16, 1 John 3:1)

Heirs of God (Romans 8:17, Galatians 4:7)

Joint Heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17)

Saints (Ephesians 4:12; Revelation 15:3)

Members of His Body (Ephesians 5:30)

His Church (Acts 20:28)

Chosen generation  (1 Peter 2:9)

Royal Priesthood (1 Peter 2:9)

Holy nation  (1 Peter 2:9)

Special people  (1 Peter 2:9)

Kings (Revelation 1:6, 5:10)

Priests (Revelation 1:6, 5:10)

More than conquerors (Romans 8:37)

Protection

 

John 10:27-30

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”

 

 

Luke 10:19

19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

 

Fear Not, I Am With You!

Isaiah 41:10-11

10 Fear not, for I am with you;

Be not dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you,

Yes, I will help you,

I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

11 “Behold, all those who were incensed against you

Shall be ashamed and disgraced;

They shall be as nothing,

And those who strive with you shall perish.

 

 

Through the Waters

Isaiah 43:2-3

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.

When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,

Nor shall the flame scorch you.

For I am the Lord your God,

The Holy One of Israel, your Saviour…

 

 

Isaiah 54:14

14 In righteousness you shall be established;

You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;

And from terror, for it shall not come near you.

 

 

Isaiah 54:17

17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,

And every tongue which rises against you in judgment

You shall condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,

And their righteousness is from Me,”

Says the Lord.

 

 

Safety Through Abiding in God’s Presence

Psalm 91

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High

Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;

My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]

And from the perilous pestilence.

He shall cover you with His feathers,

And under His wings you shall take refuge;

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,

And ten thousand at your right hand;

But it shall not come near you.

Only with your eyes shall you look,

And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,

Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10 No evil shall befall you,

Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,

To keep you in all your ways.

12 In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,

The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;

I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble;

I will deliver him and honour him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him,

And show him My salvation.”

 

 

 

2 Samuel 8:6,11,14

6“…So the Lord preserved David wherever he went.

11 King David also dedicated these to the Lord, along with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued.

14 …And the Lord preserved David wherever he went.

 

 

2 Corinthians 1:20

20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

 

 

Jesus Our Example and Mentor

John 14:12

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

 

 

 

Angels Serve On Our Behalf

Hebrews 1:13-14

13 But to which of the angels has He ever said:

“Sit at My right hand,

Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

 

 

Apostle Paul’s Confidence

2 Corinthians 1:9-10

Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,

 

 

The Lord Has and ‘Will Deliver Me’

2 Timothy 4:17

17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

 

 

Do Not Be Afraid, Paul!

Acts 27:23-25

23 For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ 25 Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.

 

 

By Faith They Overcame

Hebrews 11

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.

 

32 And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again.

 

Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

 

 

No Fear Here!

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

 

 

Our Confidence - Love Triumphs Over All

Romans 8:35-39

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

 

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;

We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

 

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

 

1 John 4:18

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

 

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Kingdom Harvest Church was founded by Pastors Brian & Karen Ashworth. Our aim is to shine the light, life and healing power of Jesus Christ as intensely as possible to our needy generation until Jesus returns!